Junsu thrills fans in Japan with musical gala concert

Su Jin Jang, Dec. 27, 2016, 9:09 a.m.

Junsu of JYJ, also known by his stage name Xia, treated his fans in Japan to a year-end concert for the first time. The tour “2016 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra vol.5,” is Junsu’s fifth annual year-end concert, but it’s the first time for the k-pop star to take it to Japan. 

On Monday the 30-year-old singer opened his performance at the Osaka-jo Hall with popular numbers from the musical “Mozarts!” where he made his musical debut.

He also portrayed all the other characters he has performed on stage, playing show tunes such as “December” and “With the heart to forget you” from the musical “December.”

As a special tribute to his Japanese fans, Junsu also sang a Japanese-translated version of “The Last Dance” from the musical “Elisabeth.”

It was not his first time to have a concert in Osaka but he considers this one particularly special. “I think the reason why I could sing up until now is because of your love,” he said conveying his gratitude toward his fans. 

It is his last concert before he begins his military duty in February. 

“I will be away from you for next two years, but I will soon be back safe and sound so please give me a chance to return your love after two years. I think I will keep remembering this moment before I go to sleep,” he said closing his concert. 

Junsu will finish his tour in Japan with tonight’s show in Osaka.

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